Playing sports is an important activity to keep ourselves healthy. One can simply play sports as a hobby or take part competitively in state-wise, national or international events. Most sports have their own international championships to decide the best in the world. Today’s topic of coloring pages printable is inspired by an international sporting event that hosts different competitions for several sports in a single event. If you guessed it the Olympics, then you are absolutely right.
The Olympics or the Summer Olympic Games is a multi-sport international competition that takes place every four years, since the first event in 1896 in Athens, Greece. There is also another edition of the Olympics known as the Winter Olympic Games. Each edition also has an event called Paralympics for the differently-abled participants.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer Olympics 2020-2021 is being held in 2021 instead of the scheduled the year 2020. The Olympic Games are hosted by different countries and Japan is hosting the upcoming event, also known as Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Let’s check out the different sporting games being played through this energetic and informative printable collection of Summer Olympics 2020-2021 coloring sheets.
35 Free Summer Olympics Coloring Pages Printable
2021 Summer Olympics Coloring Page – Weightlifting:
Starting off this collection is something heavy. It’s the game of weightlifting, as illustrated on this logo. Making its debut in the 1896 Summer Olympics, weightlifting only became a regular game since the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Artistic Swimming Summer Olympics:
Artistic swimming, also known as synchronized swimming, is one of the aquatic sports that will be held in the Summer Olympics 2020-2021. What makes artistic swimming complex is that it involves swimming, gymnastics, and dance performed in a synchronized manner.
Judo at the Summer Olympics:
Next up we are taking a look at a martial art. Judo is a Japanese martial art that became a part of Olympics the Summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 1964. Like most other sports, only men participated in the event before women were allowed beginning the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Rugby Summer Olympics Coloring Page:
Here we have a game that was included at the last Summer Olympics held in 2016. Rugby games were played for both the men and the women teams. Fiji won the men’s rugby championship while the winners for the women’s championship went to Australia.
Softball at the Summer Olympics:
This illustration shows a game that is making a return at the Tokyo Summer Olympics after being removed from the last two events. First introduced in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, softball will be played again at the Summer Olympics 2020-2021.
Summer Olympics 2021 Wrestling Coloring Page:
Wrestling is a sport that was played at the ancient Olympic Games and continues to be held in the modern Olympic Games too. The sport is held in different categories like freestyle wrestling and also depending on weight classes.
Cycling at the Summer Olympics 2020-2021:
Right from the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, cycling has been held at every Olympic Games. There is a slight difference in the Summer Olympics 2020-2021 for cycling with the introduction of BMX freestyle. Print this coloring page and fill this cycling logo with some action-packed colors.
Summer Olympics Badminton:
Illustrated on this coloring page is the Olympics logo for a sport that made its debut in the 1992 Summer Olympics. The sport is overseen by the Badminton World Federation and so far has seen participation from 69 different countries.
Summer Olympics Basketball Coloring Page:
Time for some team sports! Basketball has been played since the 1936 Summer Olympics. While men were part of the event since the beginning, it was only after 40 years that the competition introduced women’s basketball in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
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Canoeing at the Summer Olympics:
Just like basketball, canoeing joined the Olympics in the year 1936. Unlike basketball which is played on land, canoeing is a water sport. For the Olympic Games canoeing includes two categories: slalom and sprint.
Football Summer Olympics Colouring Page:
A team sport and a ball game, football is played by kicking the ball and trying to net it inside the opposite team’s goal. Use of hand is against the rule. Initially, only the men’s competition was allowed with women’s football introduced in the 1996 Atlanta Games.
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Summer Olympics Archery Coloring Page:
Archery was first held as part of the Olympic Games at the 1900 Summer Olympics. The sport is governed by the World Archery Federation. Among the several countries, archers from South Korea have dominated the sport since 1984. You can check out if they continue this trend at the Summer Olympics 2020-2021.
Athletics at the Summer Olympics:
Originated from the ancient Greek Olympics, athletics has been a part of the Summer Olympic Games since the first modern Olympic Games began in 1896. Several different events are held under the athletics program, ranging from track to field events and more.
Summer Olympics Boxing Coloring Page:
Making its debut at the 1904 Summer Olympics, boxing has since been played at almost every edition of the Summer Olympic Games. The game only included men’s competition till the introduction of women’s boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics. It is played according to the different weight classes of the boxers.
Summer Olympics Sailing Coloring Page:
Another sport that has been in the program since the inception of the modern Olympic Games is sailing. Leading the medal table in sailing is Great Britain, winning 58 medals so far. Check out if they are able to add to this number at the Tokyo Summer Olympics this year. For now, smoothly color this sailing logo illustration.
Shooting Sports at the Summer Olympics:
From the time the modern Olympic Games began, shooting sports have always been held at every edition except on two occasions. Shooting consists of several events like air pistol, trap, and air rifle, and more.
Summer Olympic Skateboarding Coloring Page:
One of the sports that is making its first appearance at the Olympic Games is skateboarding. The game is scheduled to be played at the Summer Olympics 2020-2021 being held in Tokyo, Japan. Bring this skateboarding logo illustration to life with your coloring skills.
Summer Olympics Table Tennis Coloring Page:
If Great Britain held the top position in the sailing medal tally, when it comes to table tennis athletes from China lead the charge with over 53 medals, including 28 gold medals in 32 events.
Summer Olympics Taekwondo Coloring Page:
First demonstrated at the 1988 Summer Olympics, taekwondo was finally introduced as a medal sport when the 2000 Summer Olympics was held in Sydney, Australia. Taekwondo is a martial art that originated in Korea and involves techniques like head-height kicking.
Summer Olympics Baseball Coloring Page:
It took 88 years for baseball to become an official Olympic sport in 1992 after making an unofficial debut at the 1904 Summer Olympics. While baseball was dropped after the 2008 Summer Olympics, you can enjoy the sport being revived at the Tokyo Summer Olympics this year.
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Summer Olympics Equestrian Coloring Page:
Equestrian sports involve a sport associated with horses. At the Olympics, equestrian sports involve three disciplines: jumping, dressage, and eventing. Both men and women compete on equal terms in individual and team events. Illustrated here is the logo for the dressage which needs your coloring skills.
Field Hockey at the Summer Olympics:
The game of hockey involves two teams trying to score a goal with hockey sticks using a puck or ball. Hockey became official at the 1908 Games in London for men, while the women’s competition was introduced at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Summer Olympics Rowing Coloring Page:
Here’s another water sport that is included at the Olympic Games. Rowing made its debut at the 1900 Summer Olympic Games with a competition for men. Women’s rowing event was introduced at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Fencing at the Summer Olympics Coloring Page:
A part of the Summer Olympics since the beginning of the modern Olympic Games, fencing is a combat sport based on sword-fighting skills. At the Olympics, fencing includes three forms: foil, epee, and sabre; each played with a different kind of weapon.
Summer Olympics Karate Coloring Page:
A martial art from Japan is illustrated on this coloring page. This is karate, one of the few sports making its debut at the Summer Olympics 2020-2021. Divided into two events, the Tokyo Summer Olympics karate competition will have equal participation of both men and women.
Surfing at the Summer Olympics:
Along with karate, another sport that is making its debut at the Tokyo Summer Olympics is surfing. A water sport that requires an individual to ride the water surface on a board, a surfing competition at the Summer Olympics 2020-2021 will have 20 men and 20 women competing at the event.
Summer Olympics Water Polo:
Water polo is another aquatic sport being held at the Olympic Games. More like a football in water, water polo involves two teams trying to score a goal by throwing the ball, using their hands, into the opposite team’s goal.
Golf at the Summer Olympics Coloring Page:
Golf involves players using clubs to strike balls and get them into different holes spread across different terrains. Featured twice in the 1900 and 1904 Olympic Games, golf became a part of the Olympic event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Summer Olympics Handball:
Handball as the name suggests is a team sport where players pass a ball using their hands to score at the opposition’s goal. At the 1972 Summer Olympics, handball was introduced for men and the competition for women started at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Summer Olympics Sport Climbing:
Set to be introduced at the Tokyo Olympics, sport climbing will be held for both men and women participating in three disciplines: lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering. Give this logo showcasing a climber some sporting colors.
Triathlon at the Tokyo Summer Olympics:
Introduced at the 2000 Summer Olympics, triathlon has been held for each of the Olympic editions. The triathlon consists of two events, one each for men and women. At the Summer Olympics 2020-2021, the sport will include a mixed relay race.
Tokyo Summer Olympics Gymnastics:
Gymnastics has been a part of the Olympics since its modern inception at the 1896 Summer Olympic Games. The sport requires great physical strength including balance, flexibility, coordination, endurance, and agility. You can see a gymnast performing on the balance beam in this illustration.
Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020-2021:
Here we have an illustration of the Tokyo Summer Olympics emblem that was designed by Asao Tokolo. As you can see, the design is of a checkerboard pattern in a ring and stands for elegance and sophistication. Print this page and fill it in the shade of indigo, the original color of the emblem.
Tennis at the Tokyo Summer Olympics:
Tennis has been played at every Olympic Games edition since its introduction at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Tennis at the Olympics is open to all participants regardless of age or status. Be sure to fill this tennis illustration with sporty colors.
Volleyball Summer Olympics:
Finishing off this Olympics special collection is an illustration of the volleyball logo. Volleyball was first introduced at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
With that smashing volleyball coloring sheet, we have come to the end of this printable collection of Summer Olympic games coloring pages 2020-2021. Hope you enjoyed learning about the Olympics and are looking forward to watching the games. The Olympic Games are organized by the official body, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which also checks on the preparations of the host city and evaluates if everything is up to the standard. With the Tokyo Summer Olympics, the IOC has a new goal to project a more youthful and urban appeal as well as boost the number of female participants.